Collette Rawnsley

Nokia (Brussels)
Head of IP Policy & Advocacy

Collette Rawnsley is Head of IP Policy & Advocacy at Nokia in Brussels. Previously, she was a counsel in a law firm. She advised clients on a wide array of contentious and non-contentious EU and UK competition law issues. Her work focused primarily on abuse of dominance cases, cartels, and competition litigation, with some merger control. She also advises on dawn raid procedures and conducts internal antitrust audits and self-assessments. Collette works for a number of high-profile clients, particularly in the hi-tech sector, and is involved in some of the leading competition cases concerning the intersection of intellectual property rights and competition law. Her experience covers a wide range of sectors, including aviation, biotechnology, broadcasting, consumer goods, chemicals, financial services, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications. Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Collette was a Senior Associate in a leading European antitrust practice. Previously, Collette was the Senior Reféréndaire at the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), where she assisted in the management and resolution of cases.


Auteurs associés

Nokia (London)
Nokia Technologies (Espoo)


3214 Bulletin

Collette Rawnsley, Geert Goeteyn, Stephen Mavroghenis The EU General Court annuls the EU Commission’s decision fining a number of cargo airlines for a price fixing cartel (Airfreight Cartel)


The General Court annulled the airfreight decision adopted in November 2010 by which the European Commission fined a number of air freight carriers EUR 799 million for a price fixing cartel. According to the Court, the grounds of the decision and the operative part of the decision were (...)

Collette Rawnsley, Geert Goeteyn, Stephen Mavroghenis, Trevor Soames The EU Court of Justice confirms that consulting firms may be held liable and fined for cartel facilitation (AC‑Treuhand)


This article has been nominated for the 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. The Court of Justice has confirmed that consultancy firms may be held liable and fined for cartel infringements where they contribute to the implementation and (...)

Collette Rawnsley The UK Government consults on wide-ranging reforms to the competition regime, including a proposal to merge the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition Authority into a single competition and markets authority


I. Background On 14 October 2010, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (“BIS”) announced the intention to bring together the Competition Commission (“CC”) and the competition functions of the Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) to form a single Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”). BIS (...)

Collette Rawnsley The EU Court of Justice Advocate General Kokott considers that territorial exclusivity agreements relating to transmission of live football matches are contrary to EU law (Football Association Premier League)


I. Background The Football Association Premier League (“FAPL”) is the governing body of English Premier League football. Every year FAPL organises a competition in which 20 member clubs play against each other. FAPL is authorised by its members to license broadcasters to provide audiovisual (...)

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